Papa Romanos and Mr. Pita Open in Houston

COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, MI (October 20, 2008) – Papa Romano’s and Mr. Pita, two Commerce-Township based restaurant chains, opened a co-branded restaurant in Houston, Texas today.  The new unit, which features the foods of both Papa Romano’s and Mr. Pita, is the first of 80 locations the chains plan to open in Houston.


The 1,700 square-foot restaurant is located in the Terrace Shops at 5115 Buffalo Speedway, between a Starbucks Coffee house and Qin Dynasty.  The restaurant is owned and operated by Franchisee and Area Manager Jim Gibson of Sugar Land, Texas.   


Papa Romano’s offers premium, fresh, made-from-scratch traditional and specialty pizza, as well as breads, salads, chicken, subs and pasta.  Known for its quality, fresh ingredients, Mr. Pita provides a healthy and tasty alternative to typical fast food.  The quick-service restaurant chain serves more than 45 varieties of hot and cold rolled pita sandwiches on fresh pita bread.  Mr. Pita also serves a selection of fresh garden salads, hearty soups and desserts.  Both brands offer dine-in, carry-out and delivery, as well as catering services. 


The Houston location, which employs 16, is primarily a delivery and take-out venue and offers limited seating.  The restaurant is open Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to10 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.   The phone number is (832) 778-7272.


For information about franchising opportunities for Papa Romano’s and Mr. Pita in the Houston area contact Gibson at (281) 265-7272, or call Gary McCausland at (248) 888-7272 for other Texas communities.


About Papa Romano’s 

Founded in Michigan in 1970, Papa Romano’s operates 46 restaurants in Michigan and Texas.  For the past three years, Papa Romano’s premium pizza and subs have been named “Michigan’s Best”

in The Detroit News’ annual readership survey.  Papa Romano’s has a passion for pleasing its

customers and is dedicated to serving fresh, high-quality food.  Visit Papa Romano’s on the web


About Mr. Pita

Mr. Pita was founded in 1993 and today operates 39 locations in Michigan, Florida, North Carolina and Texas.  In 2008, Mr. Pita sandwiches were voted “Michigan’s Best” in the Detroit News’ annual reader survey.  Visit Mr. Pita on the web